Synonyms of mother


1. mother, female parent, parent

usage: a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother); "the mother of three children"

2. mother, yeast, barm

usage: a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar

3. mother, old woman

usage: a term of address for an elderly woman

4. mother, abbess, mother superior, prioress

usage: a term of address for a mother superior

5. mother, inspiration

usage: a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation; "necessity is the mother of invention"


1. mother, fuss, overprotect, care, give care

usage: care for like a mother; "She fusses over her husband"

2. beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth, make, create

usage: make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"

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